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Canales double earns Spain the points

Published: Monday 5 September 2011, 23.25CET
Spain 2-0 Georgia
Comprehensive 7-2 victors in the reverse Group 5 fixture on Thursday, the holders were restricted to two Sergio Canales efforts in Lugo.
Canales double earns Spain the points
Sergio Canales has scored three times in Spain's first two qualifiers ©RFEF
Published: Monday 5 September 2011, 23.25CET

Canales double earns Spain the points

Spain 2-0 Georgia
Comprehensive 7-2 victors in the reverse Group 5 fixture on Thursday, the holders were restricted to two Sergio Canales efforts in Lugo.

Sergio Canales scored in each half as Spain proved too strong for Georgia in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying for the second time in four days.

Emphatic 7-2 winners in their Group 5 opener, a match in which Canales was also on target, Luis Milla's team really threatened to hit the heights they had in Kutaisi last Thursday.

Yet Georgia could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when Canales, who earlier wasted a one-on-one situation with goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze, converted a 17th-minute penalty following a foul by Tornike Tarkhnishvili on Iker Muniain.

The expected avalanche of goals never materialised despite second-half attempts by Oriol Romeu, Canales and Isco. The on-loan Valencia CF midfielder secured the points 11 minutes from time with a powerful shot from just outside the box.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.12CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Georgia

Georgia

1
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK) (C)
1
MakaridzeGiorgi Makaridze (GK)
2
MalloMallo
Yellow Card42
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
3
PlanasCarles Planas
4
TarkhnishviliTornike Tarkhnishvili
4
BartraMarc Bartra
6
IoselianiGivi Ioseliani
5
Iñigo MartínezIñigo Martínez
Yellow Card52
9
ShekiladzeIrakli Shekiladze
6
Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu
Substitution86
10
MchedlidzeLevan Mchedlidze
Yellow Card58
Substitution84
7
MuniainIker Muniain
14
OkriashviliTornike Okriashvili
Substitution88
8
IllarramendiAsier Illarramendi
15
ApakidzeNikoloz Apakidze
9
RodrigoRodrigo
Substitution82
16
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri
10
CanalesSergio Canales
Goal17
Goal79
17
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
Substitution73
11
IscoIsco
Substitution76
18
KakubavaLevan Kakubava (C)

Substitutes

13
JoelJoel (GK)
12
ZarkuaTornike Zarkua (GK)
12
NachoNacho
2
KalandadzeLasha Kalandadze
14
PachecoDaniel Pacheco
5
KandelakiIvane Kandelaki
15
Sergi RobertoSergi Roberto
Substitution86
7
DzalamidzeNika Dzalamidze
Substitution88
16
RecioRecio
8
BeglarishviliZakaria Beglarishvili
17
Juan CarlosJuan Carlos
Substitution76
11
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Substitution73
18
Álvaro VázquezÁlvaro Vázquez
Substitution82
13
KobaliaIrakli Kobalia
Substitution84

Coach

Luis Milla (ESP) Otar Gabelia (GEO)

Referee

István Kovács (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Ionel Popa (ROU)

Fourth official

Robert Dumitru (ROU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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